National Health Service (Cost of Drugs)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 1972.

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Photo of Mr Hector Monro Mr Hector Monro , Dumfriesshire 12:00 am, 24th May 1972

The cost of drugs from manufacturers and wholesalers is the same throughout Great Britain. However, the average net ingredient cost of drugs prescribed in Scotland is higher than in England because of differing patterns of drug buying by chemists.